Sunday, December 12, 2010

Portage Library begins Isle Royale Series, Young Adult Book Group

In November 2010 at the Portage Lake District Library, Dr. John Vucetich, Michigan Tech University professor of wildlife ecology, participated in an environmental ethics discussion led by Michael Nelson, resident philosopher of the Isle Royale wolf/moose project. Here Vucetich reads from his contribution to Nelson's book of essays, MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- Dr. John Vucetich will present "Of Moose and Wolves" from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Portage Lake District Library. Dr. Vucetich will show slides taken on Isle Royale, which is home to the world’s longest-running study of a predator and its prey, and share the knowledge and understanding gained from years of studying the relationship between moose and wolves. Participants will also be able to see and touch bones and other items found on the island.

Dr. Vucetich is an Assistant Professor of wildlife ecology at Michigan Tech University. His interests include population biology, environmental ethics and the ecology of wolves and moose. He has worked on Isle Royale for nearly 20 years and, along with Dr. Rolf Peterson, has been co-leading the Isle Royale wolf-moose project since 2000.

This will be the first of a series of presentations on Isle Royale. Library presentations are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

Portage Library announces Young Adult Book Group

The Portage Lake District Library invites students to join its Young Adult Book Group for teens.

The first meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13. Participants will meet at the library on the second Monday of each month and possibly more often if there is interest. Students will choose what they will read, and the selection will include books, poems, magazines and newspapers.

This program is free, no registration is required and it is open to all area high school students. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

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